Naval Order of the United States
        New York Commandery

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Welcome to the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The New York Commandery hosts a number of educational and social events throughout the year, and builds comradery between its companions in support of the naval services. Membership in the Naval Order is by invitation only. If you have an interest, join us at one of our events.


To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history, and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order's unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country. To foster, among all American citizens, informed interest in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, with the understanding that their efficiency is essential to national security and that readiness to make victory in war certain and speedy will deter aggression and minimize dangers to world peace.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Creating Wicked Students For Tomorrow’s Challenges

Guest Speaker

CAPT Preston De Jean

United States Maritime Academy

Racquet and Tennis Club
370 Park Avenue
(between 52nd & 53rd Streets)

11300hrs Reception
12:00hrs Luncheon

Cost:  $70.00 in advance, $75.00 at the door

You may purchase this event securely via PayPal.

Captain Preston De Jean joined the United States Merchant Marine Academy in March 2011 as a faculty member in the Department of Marine Transportation, Business Division. Since arriving at the Academy, he spearheaded the creation of the Maritime Law Society; served as Chair of the Self-Study Steering Committee for the 2016 Decennial Reaccreditation; served as Assistant Dean for Academic 

Support Programs; and has participated on numerous academy-wide committees. CAPT De Jean is currently serving as the Interim Academic Dean and is a tenured Associate Professor.

CAPT De Jean formerly served as a United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, and Transportation and Logistics Officer, with the U.S. Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott AFB, IL.

During his tours of service on both active duty and reserve status, he participated in a number of military exercises and operations with duty across the continental United States, Korea, Europe, along with assignments in Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

As a licensed attorney in Louisiana, he practiced law specializing in tax related matters, contracts, bankruptcy, and business consulting. He has also worked in higher education administration as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs for the Southern University System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

CAPT De Jean holds a Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge,Louisiana and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. In addition, he has completed studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education, receiving a certificate in the Art and Practice of Leadership.


New York Commandery Prayer

Courtesy of Companion Vic Campbell, ME3TV.COM




Naval Order Congress 2018

San Antonio, Texas

24-28 October 2018

The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk



Naval Order Congress 2017

Jacksonville, Florida

Following Hurricane Irma, with the some of the worst flooding in Jacksonville's history, the Naval Order Congress met at the Double Tree Riverfront.  Lunch at Ruth's Chris, the Commander General's Reception, the Distinguished Sea Service Award Dinner, and a robust hospitality suite:  great camaraderie was had by all.

Naval Order Congress 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii

Members of the New York Commandery attended the 2016 Congress at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Beach.  The event was enjoyed by all.  A most stirring visit to Pearl Harbor, where there was a wreath ceremony and casting of red rose petals over the USS Arizona.  View pictures.